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The unexamined life is not worth living: Personal favorites and popular posts #2

Since I started blogging a little over five years ago I’ve blogged about all kinds of topics and subjects from the birth of Jeremy Aaron and my life in Asia to waxing nostalgic about growing up in the 1960s/1970s and serving in the United States Air Force. With over 1200 posts, I have some personal […]

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Boston Legal: I am going to miss it

For a little over a year now I have been a fan of the TV drama Boston Legal. From the first time I downloaded a show to watch I was hooked. Part of it was the ensemble cast of William Shatner as Denny Crane, James Spader as Alan Shore, Candice Bergen as Shirley Schmidt, John […]

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M*A*S*H Time

“Our today is their yesterday.”   For the past couple of weeks my days in Korea have ended with me watching an episode of M*A*S*H. Kind of reminds me when I was back home and I also would watch a syndicated episode of the series—before shows like Friends and Seinfeld took over the syndication block […]

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“Turkeys Away” on WKRP Radio in Cincinnati

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2ifyi8-lxo]   Another one of my favorite Thanksgiving shows was one that aired on the sitcom WKRP in its first season. This is just a clip from the famous “Turkey’s Away” episode. It is just as hilarious now as it was when it first aired in November 1978. The show, which ran from 1978-1982 was […]

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“Thanksgiving Orphans” — Clips from Classic Cheers Episode

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gV-LsMhSbCE]     These are some clips from a classic episode of Cheers – “Thanksgiving Orphans”     [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNzos1xpr4E]   [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8GSKBc9UFY]

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M*A*S*H — A nostalgic look back

A nostalgic look back at one of my favorite TV shows Since turning 50 back in May, I have written a number of essays in which I have waxed nostalgic about my favorite albums, movies, meals, songs, and television shows. What’s been most interesting about sitting down and writing these essays are the things I […]

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“Combat” on the bus to Vientiane

When you take a VIP bus or similar bus for long distances in Laos (and other Southeast Asian countries) there’s usually a television mounted at the front of the bus where TV programs and videos/DVD’s are shown.   If you’re lucky whoever is in charge of entertainment for the bus might play a decent movie […]

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Jeffrey at 50 — TV Party Tonight, Part 1

“We’ve got nothing better to do,Than watch TVAnd have a couple of brews.Don’t talk about anything else…We don’t want to know.We’re dedicated to our favorite shows.”“T.V. Party Tonight” – Black Flag, 1982 I am not going to make any excuses when it comes to talking about how much time I have spent in front of […]

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When Chester died on “Combat”

The first time I became aware of death—at least in terms of our own mortality—was not learned in Church or by attending a funeral, but by watching an episode of Combat when I was five or six years old.  In this particular episode, which guest starred Dennis Weaver, who played Chester on another hit TV […]

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Good-bye AFN: Thanks for the memories

The other day I received an email from one of my former FLI colleagues lamenting the disappearance of AFN from cable service in Seoul. She went onto to say that she contacted the local cable company in Seodaemun-gu and inquired about whether or not Star TV would be added to programming the cable company carried […]

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